We’ve been on the look out for a corner sofa for so long.
Literally about two/three years. Finding a corner sofa that suited our budget, taste, size of the room seemed to be impossible. All the ones we liked in style were too big or so small it was pointless changing, and all the ones that had a price we liked, the style just wasn’t us.
We eventually found a corner sofa that we agreed on, but it was a compromise. It was more than we wanted to spend and I thought it was literally going to look like the elephant in the room. So we hesitated. And I’m so glad we did!
We’ve literally stumbled into the sofa of our dreams, in a place I would’ve never thought. A newly opened Furniture Village about ten minutes from our home.
This sofa literally called my name from the window as I walked past with the girls. We went in and the three of us fell in love with it immediately. We just needed the Mister’s opinion now, so he and I went in one morning whilst the girls were both at school. He fell for it too, how could he not?
We were helped by a really lovely lady called Syka in the Cheadle branch, she had the same birthday as the Mister so we all got on like a house on fire. We didn’t feel pressured to buy, she kept it really casual and down to earth. A real credit to the company.
So here it is!
Introducing our new corner sofa! The model is City Loft Corner and the colour is Capri Olive- the exact colour we saw in the shop. And I’m in love.
The shade of green is one of my favourites, the splayed legs give a hint of mid-century, I can lie down completely and there still be room at the end, the high back makes you feel snug and supported and the velvet gives a sense of luxury. Basically my perfect sofa!
Owning a velvet sofa was always a bit of a dream. The girls are now seven and three and are pretty well trained, so we’ve just gone for it. We also got the Guardsman Protect to give us a bit of back up if anything does get spilt or mark the sofa.
Getting our old sofa out of the room was so much harder than getting this new one in too. I don’t know what happens, but whenever D and I come to move furniture, all communication breaks down! Normally we are pretty much in tune with each other, but moving furniture turns us into Barry and Paul from Chucklevision (late 80s early 90s kids TV show).
This corner sofa came in two pieces though and the delivery guys assembled it for us quickly and painlessly. In fact the whole buying process was incredibly smooth, I kept expecting a delay or something- not sure why really! It went like clockwork.
This sofa has completely changed the room for the better, we can all snuggle down as a family and watch a movie. I keep finding the girls reading to each other under a blanket. It feels like we can really relax in here as we are lounging rather than sitting, and it’s bliss.
So a velvet sofa… I’ve become a bit stricter about eating in the living room now to try and protect it… Would you have a velvet sofa?
Furniture Village have a sale on right now too, so if you are in the market for something like this (hell, even the same one because its sooo nice) then do head over and have a look.